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As I have started ramping up my long runs for this fall’s half marathons, I am experiencing the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) that often accompanies long runs. It’s great to know that my muscles are getting stronger, but the soreness can be a little annoying when I’m chasing 3 active boys around all day!
Time to Test Out Thera-Gesic
Last week I received some Thera-Gesic pain relieving cream to test out and share my opinions with you guys! After my 9-miler last weekend, I had a little soreness in my calves and quads. I covered the sore areas with Thera-Gesic, and it was so nice to relax in bed after experiencing pain relief and a pleasant cooling feeling (especially nice in the hot weather!).
Thera-gesic has been on the market for over 20 years, and its active ingredient is menthol 1%, which provides a cooling pain relief. You can use it for muscle and joint aches, arthritis, bruises, strains, and sprains. More product information can be found HERE. While the cream is fragrance-free, it does smell like menthol.
One aspect I really liked about the Thera-Gesic is that you can adjust the amount of pain relief you need by applying additional layers of the pain relieving cream. Start with a thin layer on the affected area, and then add more if needed. If you just need mild pain relief, use 1 layer, 2 for strong pain relief, and 3 layers for very strong pain relief.
If you are having muscle aches or soreness, you can pretty much find Thera-Gesic anywhere, whether it’s your local drug store or online. You can’t get much easier than just rubbing a cream onto your sore, tired muscles! 🙂 You can also use it in conjunction with oral pain relief like Tylenol or Motrin.
Another benefit I like is that it’s non-greasy and doesn’t stain. Since I don’t always have the luxury of sitting down uninterrupted or lying still for very long, I don’t have to worry about the cream staining my clothes or other materials! You can also wash the area after applying, and you won’t disturb the pain-relieving properties of the cream, since it penetrates through the skin.
If you are looking for a simple, effective pain relief option for muscle and joint aches, I would definitely recommend checking out Thera-Gesic! One lucky 30 Something Mother Runner reader is going to win a 3-month supply of Thera-Gesic and a $100 Visa Gift Card! Just follow the instructions below to enter:
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